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NSCC and AAU sign collective agreements for Faculty and Professional Support staff

May. 23, 2024 – Statement

Halifax -- Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and the Atlantic Academic Union (AAU) signed collective agreements on behalf of Faculty and Professional Support (PS) colleagues. 

Together, the College and the Union were able to advance 45 articles that were related to shared priorities in the working and learning environment. The agreements are effective from September 1, 2023 to August 31, 2026.

AAU President Barbara Gillis said, "The AAU is very appreciative of the engagement, support and input of the membership during this negotiation process."

Highlights of the 3-year agreements include:

  • Updates to faculty workload including a more comprehensive view of instructional and related professional responsibilities.
  • Improvements to working conditions including:
    • additional professional development opportunities; a reduced probationary period;
    • a strengthened discrimination and harassment article broadened in scope to enhance the College’s commitment to a safe working and learning environment;
    • a new article that speaks to rights and responsibilities in the learning environment.
  • Changes to NSCC's Learning College Portfolio (LCP) - a program that recognizes and compensates learning of faculty and professional support staff. These changes include increases to LCP compensation, a reduction in the time required to complete LCP, and a one-time expedited LCP opportunity that recognizes the most senior Faculty and PS colleagues.
  • Economic increases of 3%, 2% and 2% within the 3-year agreements; as well as adjustments to the salary grids that will lead to fewer steps over the life of the agreements.

"These agreements represent tremendous progress that will benefit our valued faculty and professional support staff, our students and the full College community,” said NSCC President Don Bureaux. “We remain grateful for the work of both bargaining teams who worked tirelessly to advance our shared priorities, and to our community for their support of the collective bargaining process."

The College is now focused on implementing the collective agreement

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Kathleen Cameron
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